Snorkle in the deep blue Silfra

Snorkle between continents

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Price from 19.990 ISK

Difficulty Medium
Availability All year
Duration 5 hours

Go snorkeling in Silfra!

Snorkelling in Iceland has become one of the most popular things to do because of Snorkelling fissure. On this tour, you will snorkel in Silfra, located in Thingvellir National Park. The park is a UNESCO world heritage site. Silfra is a rift between the tectonic plates of North America and Europe. In fact, you will be snorkeling between the continents. The water in Silfra is remarkably clear and has visibility up to 100 meters. Snorkelling in Silfra is an unforgettable experience.

About Tour

Snorkelling in Silfra is an experience rated by professional as one of the world´s top ten dives in the world. You will be swimming between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates. The plates have been moving apart at the rate of 2 cm per year making the location an unforgettable one. You will find yourself in a magical sub-aquatic world. Colorful marine algae, including the bright green kind, often called ‘troll hair’ add bright jewel colors to this deep blue world.
The water at Silfra flowed from Langjokull glacier, and the lava purified the water for over 50 years. Experiencing Silfra is a unique dive, a once in a lifetime experience.

Our experienced and well qualified specialist diving guides will provide you with all the equipment and information you need. The water temperature at Silfra is between 2 C and 4 C, but you will feel good and insulated in a drysuit. Whether you are an experienced snorkeler or a beginner, this dive is a mesmerizing experience!

As you glide through Silfra, extraordinary rock formations will become apparent to you. There are four sections, each with a different character. The deep Silfra Crack. The majestic Silfra Hall. The mysterious blue world of Silfra Cathedral and Silfra Lagoon which has the most incredible visibility. The photo opportunities are incredible!

Pick up time:

Starts 1.5 hour before the tour starts. Please note it can take 30 minutes for us to arrive at your accommodation in Reykjavik.

Weight limit: 45-120 kg
Height limit: 150-200 cm

Other requirements:

Participants need to be comfortable in the water and be able to swim. If you are pregnant, you are unable to attend this tour.

Please review the online medical form all snorkelers must fill out before going on the tour here;  This form is sent by email upon booking. If you mark YES on any of the questions in section 1, you will not be able to participate. If you mark YES on any of the questions in section 2, you will need to get your Physician’s approval and signature on this approval form.

Extras:

Want photos from the tour?
We offer every snorkeler the opportunity of having their picture taken while enjoying the wonders of Silfra. You can buy the photos from the tour on site for 3900 ISK. We accept cards and cash. Please talk to your guide on the day.

Remember to bring:

Warm undergarments, fleece/wool (no cotton!), warm wool socks and a change of clothes (in case you get wet). You will get a suit to keep you warm and dry in the glacier water.

Need glasses?
You will be wearing a snorkeling mask while in the water, and you won’t be able to wear your glasses underneath. Unless you are bringing your prescription mask, we recommend that you bring your contact lenses for your snorkeling tour.

Swimming:
You need to know how to swim because you have to be comfortable with floating in the water .

Remember to list your pick-up location in the booking process:

Arctic Adventures’s pick-up list.

Tour highlights

Thingvellir national park

Silfra fissure

UNESCO world heritage site

What's included

Scuba equipment

Dry suit

Bragging rights that you snorkled between two continents

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